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To make a new breed of travel guide, we deployed locals. They looked under the surface, on the margin, on the BRINK of their own cities. They are entrenched in the culture of their city and can share the secret gems in their own backyards.

Lombardi’s Pizza

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1783.9 KM AWAY
32 Spring Street
New York, NY
The pinnacle of thin crust pizza, and the worst of bread sticks - go figure. These lovely folks have taken something of a minimalist approach to the art of pizza pies, but that's a good thing. No gimmicks at Lombardi's - just quality cheese, rich sauce, and a menu that's easy to order from. Pies only, though, not by-the-slice.

de Young Cafe

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1783.9 KM AWAY
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA
Hip, chic, elegant. Have fun creating your own three-course meal. The fare is sustainable & local, and the ingredients are seasonal, so you can feel good about your purchase. Even the water has a twist: infused with lemon, orange, mint, or cucumber.

Firriato Winery

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Via Trapani, 4
Paceco, TP
Firriato is a relatively new winery in Sicily, founded in 1985. They quickly gained the attention of wine enthusiasts, however, and have garnered some decent press attention. Their philosophy is to employ highly qualified international wine-making consultants from Australia and New Zealand and combine them with the talents of their own wine maker, Giuseppe Pellegrino. With the combination of methods and expertise, there's a good chance you'll find a tasty varietal to bring back to the hotel. Cent'anni!

Telegraph Hill Parrots

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Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA

Police

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Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 6
Palermo, PA
This listing is for the headquarters of the police in Polermo but don't worry: you aren't in the dark ages. There are police offices in every province and main city centers in Sicily. Hopefully you'll never have to call them, but just in case a band of roving gypsies seduce your spouse, lift your pocketbook, drug you with wild hallucinogens and leave you on the hillside for dead, all you need to do is dial 113 - free of charge - from any telephone in the country.

Rockefeller Center

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1250 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
You know the name, you've seen it in the movies. As much of a cliche it may seem to be, it's a great place to bring the family . Yes, the tree is a spectacle, and the ice-skating rink is a tourist's holiday dream. But there are great shops & restaurants year round - the Lego store is especially awesome for kids and adults alike. Be a shameless tourist and head to the "Top of the Rock" for great views of NYC. It ain't cheap, but the lines are WAY shorter than at the Empire State.

The Dubliner

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45 Stone Street
New York, NY
Are you a gung-ho Wall Street suit? Grab a pint with crowd of your own at this classic Irish Pub & Restaurant in the Financial District. Serving well-done bar food and Irish fare, this happy hour and lunch favorite has great outdoor space. Helpful bartenders make sure whatever sporting event you're looking for is on a TV. Trivia night on Tuesday. Can accommodate groups up to 120 people.

Zolijns

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Select Citywalk, Saket
New Delhi,
This little time shop hides effortlessly behind the big brand name places in the mall. It is worth the search of you are into clocks. Here, they come in every design imaginable.

Uniqlo

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1783.9 KM AWAY
546 Broadway
New York, NY
You'll find basically any piece of clothing you could possibly imagine, and in just about any color. Great for staples, this is basically a Japanese Gap. The wares at Uniqlo are affordable, practical, and stylish - and with a Japanese flair, to boot.

Sidney Walton Park

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Front Street and Jackson Street
san francisco, CA
This is a hidden oasis in downtown San Francisco that typically only locals know of. A tranquil fountain trickles as the 9-to-5ers munch sandwiches or recline lazily in the grass on sunny days. Get some To-Go vittles from Safeway next door, spread out on one of the grassy knolls, and daydream the lunch hour away.

Continental

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1783.9 KM AWAY
25 Third Avenue (between St. Marks Place & 9th St.)
New York, NY
Continental is an unapologetic bar that lives & dies by its aggressive specials - you ready for this? Five shots of anything for ten bucks (all day), everything's two-four bucks from 4pm-8am, and everything's two-six bucks from 8pm-4am. Booths line one side of this dark, booze-soaked den of vice. Continental is an acquired taste, but you'll be too wasted to care. It attracts lots of NYU students as well as a local hodgepodge of characters, so you're guaranteed a lively scene. Cash only.

Texas Rotisserie & Grill

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1783.9 KM AWAY
94 Fulton Street
New York, NY
Barbecue food and fixins is what's on the menu at this chain restaurant. If you're looking for a fast barbecue fix, stop in or opt for their delivery or takeout service. The mac-n-cheese side is deliciously unhealthy. Still, there are better options for barbecue in the city if you're looking for quality and quantity for the price.

Il Gabbiano

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Piazza Giovanni Verga
Acitrezza, CT
If the locals dine there, you know you're on the right track. Il Gabbiano regularly gets good reviews, welcomes tourists with open arms, but maintains charming authenticity and is enjoyed by locals as much as the travelers who stumble across it. This trattoria is slightly less formal than a ristorante, so don't be afraid to go casual. It has a century-long tradition of serving great seafood, so bring a healthy appetite.

Pianos

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158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
This is a unique, 3-story restaurant & bar - need we mention the live music? Featuring local and national acts, Pianos' got character - and it's full of 'em, too. Bar munchies are available, as are happy hour deals from 3-7pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, which we'd recommended for well-known acts. 21 and over, please.

Red Fort

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Red Fort
New Delhi,
This historic site's name is fairly self-explanatory and you can enjoy a light show here every evening except for Mondays.

Golden Produce

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1783.9 KM AWAY
172 Church St.
San Francisco, CA
Don't want to look lame shopping at Safeway? Worry not, fellow travelers - ye shall not be stuck shopping at a chain supermarket if you don't want to! They have fresh produce, a friendly staff, and awesome prices right across the street at this mom-n-pop grocer. Support a local business!

Ten Downing Food & Wine

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10 Downing Street
New York, NY
So here's the scene: you just got off work, it's been a long day, and all you can think about is your sapphire martini, cheese plate, and the hot guy you ran into last week. Well it's time to hit 10 Downing in Greenwich to see what the hype's all about. Choices range from the best Mediterranean-ish lunch & snack menu to a top-notch booze collection & a gourmet dinner selection with fabulous desserts. If you don't want to eat, grab a seat outside and take a nice long pull on that cold beer. Outdoor seating's right on 6th Ave, so check 'em out! Ranked as one of New York’s finest after-work spots, you'd be a fool to ignore this classy joint.

Canton Bazaar

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1783.9 KM AWAY
616 Grant Ave.
San Fracnisco, CA
Three floors of shopping, great deals, and lots of pretty things for sale. Also for sale: x-rated fortune cookies. Don’t forget to make a wish at the giant Buddha fountain before you leave. And buy a moonstone for luck.

The Hideaway

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1783.9 KM AWAY
185 Duane Street
New York, NY
As its name suggests, this neighborhood bar and eatery is hidden away on a cobble-stone street in Tribeca, but the secret's out that good food and fun times are to be had here. A full menu, including a separate blue crab menu in the summer, coupled with live music on many nights, makes this a solid Tribeca spot to hit.

Mount Etna

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Parco Regionale dell'Etna
Mount Etna, CT
They call it a mountain, but the lava and vents reveal it to be something more exciting altogether. This pillar of geological glory is, indeed, the largest volcano in Europe, still active, and currently standing at roughly 10,991 ft (3,350 m). Located on the east coast of Sicily, it's the largest mountain in Italy south of the Alps and covers an area of 460 square miles (1190 km²). This looming pile of earth can be seen for miles. It's presence is codified in Greek Mythology, as well, as the place where Zeus trapped the deadly monster Typhon. If you thought some of the grand architecture of Sicily made your feel small, try standing in the shadow of this stone beast.

Mickey's Monkey

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1783.9 KM AWAY
218 Pierce St.
San Francisco, CA
This teeny tiny retro furniture place rules. They've got tons of great items - some bordering on vintage - and they're all mega-classy. The furniture is mostly repaired and refinished by the shop, so things can be really pricey. There are tons of wall furnishings and knick knacks that you probably won't be able to walk away from, though - this place is a really great find.

Mammut

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1783.9 KM AWAY
Via San Lorenzo, 20
Catania, CT
This place has a lot to offer. Not only is it an art gallery, but it's a popular wine bar and restaurant, too. This is a popular and trendy spot for locals here in Catania, providing you with the perfect excuse to take it easy for a spell. Grab a glass of wine and look at some art. Rest your legs and enjoy a meal. There may be a lot more on your agenda, but it's important to take a load off. Relax, get a little tipsy, enjoy the vibe - this is the place to do it.